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Campaign Style Events?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:51 am
by The Methley Archer
Having read the Events Section and seeing The Napoleonic Grand Campaign idea, my questions are:

Does this happen at 15th Century level in the UK?

If so when/where?

If not, does it appeal to anyone else?

Or am I just a bit unhinged to want to tramp round the countyside in kit and sleep rough? :roll:

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:59 am
by Vermin
I do C12th rather than C15th - but as a concept it really appeals to me

You are not alone in that

(Maybe I need to get some kit made up :D )

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:14 pm
by The Methley Archer
There was a post a little while ago, that I can't find, at a location in Fife? I would be keen to see the details and dates.

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:56 pm
by guthrie
Fife? That would be Ecce's comment about hiring a scout campsite to run around in.

What would really be a campaign to me though would be if you had miles and miles of stuff to wander through. Can anyone reccomend an accomodating landowner, or a national park?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:09 pm
by Allan Harley
We used to do one at Tatton Park - they do take a lot of organising, plus enough idiots err, people to make it worth while

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:12 pm
by Fox
And what is the purpose of such a thing?

Is it a piece of experimental archeology, public edumatainment or historical self-indulgent [in the best sense] full imersion?

Or all three?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:49 pm
by The Methley Archer
And what is the purpose of such a thing?

Is it a piece of experimental archeology, public edumatainment or historical self-indulgent [in the best sense] full imersion?

Or all three?


Historical self indulgence.

plus enough idiots err, people to


That'll be me then :D

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:11 pm
by GuyDeDinan
I'm up for historical self-indulgance, so no surprise there.

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:41 pm
by guthrie
Seeing as I've finished reading I believe in history, the ACW people over there seem to be able to have campaigns where they march about for miles on end and shoot at each other. Why should they have all the fun?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:50 pm
by Phil the Grips
Lots of continental groups do this- a pilgrimage is a fairly common theme.

Company of St George do it to for logistical interest in things like how to get a cannon from point A to point B- there are pics on the website

My c16th group keep threatening an overnight ride/walk/camp in kit but it never quite happens :(

Its very common for C19-20th groups to do these kind of events as "tacticals" but they tend to do a lot of private events anyway and a lot of training weekends- more so than the C15th crowd it seems, yet they were very common when I did early medieval stuff.

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:11 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I beleive Ian of Black Knight did a costumed "pilgrimidge" to Walsingham last year. he posts a lot in the events forum, maybe he might be a man to approach.

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:37 pm
by the real lord duvet
there's a private ww2 battle in sussex each year where people live in a hole over the weekend in january.

and occasionally shoot at each other.



can't see the point meself

longer duration events

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:41 pm
by jelayemprins
hello all
thanks Marcus for the plug- it was a 5 day event- covering 40 miles or so on pathways and fields as much as possible. Some tarmac became inevitable but we did it, even walking the last mile barefoot [didnt we Vermin?] Great time was had by all, and many of the 12 were complete strangers at the outset.

I am also responsible for a lot of the Co St George ideas of 'what can we do with a 3/4 ton cannon that hasn/t been done before.
Including taking it along a 2 mile river bed - upstream and doing some 'Royal Tournament stuff with it too.

There is a muttering of another pilgrimage next year to Walsingham from Bury St Edmunds with horses too, and a mad jaunt to Santiago.

If you want to have a crack at all imersive events then get in touch and I'll get you an invite across to the Co St G - subject to their quality control!

IJ

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:56 pm
by andy1863
multi - period campaign anyone? :D
The chance to go for full on immersion would be something i would love to do, any areas we could approach in the midlands?

Re: longer duration events

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:06 pm
by Vermin
jelayemprins wrote:thanks Marcus for the plug- it was a 5 day event- covering 40 miles or so on pathways and fields as much as possible. Some tarmac became inevitable but we did it, even walking the last mile barefoot [didnt we Vermin?] Great time was had by all, and many of the 12 were complete strangers at the outset.


We sure did - gravel chippings and all :evil:

It was very enjoyable, also interesting to be in kit for longer than just a weekend and see how things performed in use rather than sitting around etc

Defintley be at the front of the queue to do it again :D :D

Re: longer duration events

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:39 pm
by Lena
Vermin wrote:Defintley be at the front of the queue to do it again :D :D


Me too! (although probably not to Santiago. Need to prepare a bit for that one, plus it would eat all my holidays and then some!)

/Lena

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:52 pm
by The Methley Archer
Definatly intrested in something like that next year. Ive taken up jelayemprins invite and PM'd him.

Re: longer duration events

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:54 pm
by Phil the Grips
jelayemprins wrote: a mad jaunt to Santiago.
Extremely interested in that if was for the summer of 2010- was talking about summat similar with an American chum just the other week, though we were thinking on horses.

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:32 pm
by Cat
I reckon if it's 2010 you can count Bucket and his nag in too. She should be up to snuff by then. Oh, and me too. I'll even wear girl kit, if you're being all 'thentic about it.

Martin Cowley organised a memorable 3 day sponsored walk in full kit about 9 years ago. I'm afraid that was when I started to cross-dress as female kit is a very bastard to wear wet, however I have some adaptation ideas... :D

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:33 pm
by steve stanley
andy1863 wrote:multi - period campaign anyone? :D
The chance to go for full on immersion would be something i would love to do, any areas we could approach in the midlands?


We've muttered about it.....it's finding the site & being willing to fund it...preferably one with lots of Woods!.......'multi-period' full immersion might work for a few of us just wanting to try our kit out under 'live' conditions.
Steve

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:52 am
by behanner
While I think people are right it is more about self indulgence we should not underestimate the impact of being able to move history through places so these things didn't happen over in the next town but has a larger impact. Also possible media exposure.

How about Shrewsbury to Bosworth leading into the weekend of the battle.

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:52 am
by Andy R
steve stanley wrote:
andy1863 wrote:multi - period campaign anyone? :D
The chance to go for full on immersion would be something i would love to do, any areas we could approach in the midlands?


We've muttered about it.....it's finding the site & being willing to fund it...preferably one with lots of Woods!.......'multi-period' full immersion might work for a few of us just wanting to try our kit out under 'live' conditions.
Steve


We need to find the address of the wpoods in Usk that Allan Jones used for his tacticals. We did a few there in the early days of NFOE, and it was fab

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:11 pm
by Ghost
How about Shrewsbury to Bosworth leading into the weekend of the battle.
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